Rather than post another repetitive blog entry I decided to re-post 5/3 NYIFC Entry Why New York Can Lose Next Season because many of those scenario's are playing out.
Some things are even worse with Moulson struggling, MacDonald-Hamonic showing some inexperience or AMac returning from injury.
Things are only going to get tougher because this group now goes from hunter to hunted with teams like Washington, Boston, Colorado and Vancouver coming up. That means they will be forced even more on defensive, more mistakes, penalties and games played in their end of the ice, as opposed to Thursday.
Fifteenth in East based on wins, five points out of the eighth seed. It took only one game to see the problems right away this year.
Looked like Capuano wanted to give a few shifts to Jurcina vs Staios with Streit.
Even Winnipeg's defense was more mobile and stepped up on a few offensive shifts.
Tavares took some big hits, no one really dressed to respond.
Time's running out.